On 1 July 2016, the Dutch Minister of Finance published the Decree implementing the European Market Abuse Regulation (No 596/2014) (MAR) (the Implementation Decree). The Implementation Decree will enter into force on 3 July 2016.

As of 3 July 2016, most of the current Dutch market abuse rules as laid down in the Act on the Financial Supervision (Wet op het financieel toezicht, the AFS) will be replaced by the MAR. This will involve a number of changes in relation to, among other things, disclosure of information, buy-back and stabilisation measures, insider dealing and managers transactions.

View the Implementation Decree (Dutch only), 1 July 2016.

See also our webinar series on the new market abuse regime.